Cove

acrylic dispersion, palladium and gold leaf on recycled polymer canvas, 34 x 39 inches.
Public collection

Cove is one of two paintings commissioned for P&O’s cruise ship MV Britannia. The other painting created for this project is Port.

When asked to write about my inspiration for the paintings for the wall text, I wrote:

I love the old industrial harbor edges that still exist a few places here in Brooklyn, especially in the Red Hook neighborhood (where “On the Waterfront” was set). I’ve been thinking about sitting on the old piers as it’s getting dark, that sense of the dark water in the harbor and the vast distance it connects with.

The painting has made appearances in numerous photos of the ships dramatic central lobby. Here’s one from food and travel blogger Cook Sister:

Britannia Blue Bar